DIAMOND AUDIO DPAS10
Amplified Subwoofer System Review
Powered subwoofer enclosure
Let’s face it, listening to music without some decent bass just isn’t much fun. As I heard one salesman say, “Unless all you listen to is talk radio, you absolutely need a sub!”
Not everyone has the room however, or wants to see a bulky woofer enclosure every time they open the trunk. What’s needed here is something unobtrusive and easily concealed. If that sounds like what you need, I have good news: the folks at Diamond Audio have a solution.
By incorporating an amplifier, subwoofer and passive radiator all into one cast-aluminum chassis, Diamond has a brilliant small and shallow 10-inch subwoofer system, called the DPAS10.
The complete system is incredibly small, measuring just 14.375 x 9.875 x 3 inches! With such a small footprint and very low height, the unit should fit behind the seat of even the tightest pick-up cabs or under the seat of most cars. The cabinet is constructed almost entirely of solid extruded aluminum for strength and a low resonant frequency, and because of the extruded aluminum enclosure design, the enclosure does double duty as the amplifier’s heatsink. Thanks to the high efficiency Class-D design, the amplifier draws less current and generates less heat than a conventional amplifier.
An ultra-slim-profile woofer that was specifically designed for this product is utilized, and it is driven by the 150-watt built-in amplifier. Like the woofer, the amplifier has also been designed specifically for optimum performance in this enclosure with this woofer.
All of the controls and connec-